On the road again
A very long couple of travel days and I have arrived at my rest place before the next tour. 5 nights of beach time!
It took me 12 hours of flights, a 6 hour middle of the night layover and a 2 hour taxi ride to get to the hotel. I don’t even know what time it is or should be anymore.
Bentota Beach, Sri Lanka
The first thing I do is open up my currency converter and hit the bank machine to grab some local currency. I had to type in the numbers twice as $200CAD is equivalent to 22,000 Sri Lankan rupees. I thought I was rich before!
At the food stand in the parking lot outside the airport, I grabbed a big water and an unknown sandwich type item. I handed him a 1000 and he gave me back 830. This means the water and sandwich cost me $1.16 CAD
During my long commute, I was reflecting on the very busy month that I shared with Tom. I was also thinking about how my Dad might send me some signs that he is with me. Or I was wondering if I’ve been too busy to notice any signs…
I showed up to my hotel on the beach. I booked a nice mid range place on the beach and the cheapest room. They showed me to my room and that’s when I noticed this:
90% of the beach is being dug up to install a dam of some sort for protection against a tsunami. ‘Don’t worry,’ he says, ‘they only work from 8am til 6pm.’
Really Dad? Talk about showing up in a huge way.
So I thought, WWDD (what would dad do). I headed over to the manager and asked for a room upgrade to the beach front cabanas. They didn’t want to do it at first, but eventually I was able to convince them.
They have a sister hotel a couple doors down and I can sit at their beach and by their pool with no issue. So it’s only a small inconvenience and this new room is awesome!
Also, it’s 32 degrees and 80% humidity. Imagine my hair.